Jack Tramiel Dies

While not directly related to Microsoft, I’m sure Microsoft has a lot to thank Mr. Tamiel for – from Commodore to Atari, he was a great man. A great loss. This man went through a lot. If you have any interest in video games or computing, I suggest reading about this man. I read about him in a history of video games book as well as a book called “Commodork”.

In America, Tramiel founded a typewriter repair business. Staying on the forefront of technology, his typewriters morphed into calculators, and later computers. In 1982, Commodore International launched the Commodore 64, which went on to the best-selling personal computer of all time. Tramiel also founded Atari Inc. in 1984.